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David and Tessy Oxman papers

Identifier: umja0098

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photograph and newsclipping scrapbooks, scrapbooks related to the Hibbing Duplicate Bridge Club and Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority, correspondence, photographs and portraits, newsclippings, and programs.


  • Creation: 1908-2014


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

David Oxman was born in 1922 in Duluth, Minnesota to Bill and Mary Oxman. He graduated from Central High School and continued his education at Duluth State Teachers College (now University of Minnesota- Duluth). David served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and Signal Corps within the cryptography and communications division during the second World War from 1942-1946. In 1946, he married Tessy (Stein) Oxman and moved to Hibbing, Minnesota in 1954 where he became a prominent businessman over the years, working at Stein Rexall Drugs, Range Television Cable Company, and serving as president of the Minnesota State Cable Association. David was actively involved in the community and served on the board of many volunteer organizations and community initiatives including: the Red Cross Disaster Committee, Hibbing Winter Frolic, the Governor's Commission for Human Rights, North Star Hospice, and the Community Concert Association. He was an active member of B'nai Brith and Agudath Achim Synagogue in Hibbing. In addition, David was a long time member of Mesaba Country Club and avid bridge player, headed the Hibbing Bridge Club for forty years and served as president of the Minnesota State Association of Contract Bridge. David had two daughters, Susan and Lisa, with his wife Tessy and four grandchildren. He passed away in 2009.


1.2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Hollinger box, 1 Paige box -- and 4 custom enclosure volumes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs from David and Tessy Oxman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lisa Etziony in 2017.

David and Tessy Oxman papers, 1908-2014
Erin Smerage
May 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area